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Beyond Mental Health Awareness: Transforming Mental Health Advocacy into Action

May 8, 2024

As “Mental Health Awareness Month” unfolds once again, the familiar buzzwords echo through social media feeds and public service announcements. But amidst the sea of hashtags and well-intentioned campaigns, a…

Making a Positive Impact!

May 8, 2024

Resilient. Strong. Dependable. Compassionate. These are just a few of the qualities embodied by Allendale’s dedicated staff. Did you know that nearly 50% of our team members have been with…

Supporting Youth Experiencing Homelessness

November 20, 2023

In a brand-new partnership with the IL Department of Human Services and the Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Family’s Basic Center Program, Allendale marked the one-year…

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More Than a Job – A Labor of Love

May 9, 2022

From Left to Right Starting at the Top Left Corner – Sheridan Frank, Jeremy Dunne, Ashley Jolly, and Vanessa Young How would you like to work at a place that…

A New Brand That Reflects Our Heritage, Passion and Hope for the Future

May 9, 2022

Empowering children who have experienced some of the most extensive, traumatic, and devastating circumstances while fostering a sense of hope has been at the heart of Allendale’s mission throughout its…

125th Anniversary Jubilee

February 1, 2022

Join us for Allendale’s 125th Anniversary Jubilee event at the Lake Forest Club on April 30th, 2022 at 6:30 pm, honoring and celebrating a distinguished legacy of care and service…

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Seasons at Allendale – Annual Fund Drive!

February 1, 2022

Your continued generosity of spirit and substance is what sustains us. Whether your donation is for essential school supplies that will enable our teachers to take their students’ minds where…

“Hope for the Holidays” Event!

August 26, 2021

              Thank you to everyone who supported our Wine Tasting Event on Nov. 6th! If you missed it, don’t worry! You can still purchase…

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

October 22, 2020

  As we continue to closely monitor the rapidly evolving developments in response to COVID-19, and following the guidance from local and state health officials, Allendale is prepared to navigate…

Help kids cope with changes brought on by pandemic

October 22, 2020

No school. No day care. No playdates with friends. The COVID-19 crisis has turned our children’s lives upside down, while stoking fear and sparking a range of reactions. Many parents…

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How You Can Handle Family Power Struggles

August 10, 2020

By Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Clinical Psychologist, Allendale Association “The Daily Herald” Health & Fitness – August 10, 2020 With summer in full swing and schools setting learning models for the…

Allendale Celebrates Pride Month

June 18, 2020

Supporting LGBTQI+ Youth in Their Identity Formation Article by: Dr. Sandra Clavelli, Allendale Director of Outpatient & Clinical Services Pride month can bring up many different reactions and questions about…